Brands. I like manufacturers. Especially new ones, as a result of they make issues a lot simpler to know amongst all the opposite manufacturers. I’m due to this fact extremely excited about Asus’ new AREZ model for his or her AMD Radeon RX graphics playing cards, as a result of ROG, STRIX, TUF, Turbo, Dual, Expedition, Phoenix and Mining simply weren’t brandy sufficient.
This one, you see, is known as after the Greek god of struggle Ares (no, not that God of War), and options new and improved ‘superior cooling technology and a robust software ecosystem’. Because that’s what Greek gods of struggle are all about now, apparently.
In all seriousness, although, what’s particular about Asus’ new Arez AMD graphics playing cards is their MaxContact GPU cooling tech. Thanks to its copper heat-spreader that sits in direct contact with the GPU, these playing cards ought to have considerably improved thermal switch, permitting them to run cooler for longer and maintain your video games good and clean. Some Arez fashions will even have heatsink areas which are 40% bigger than Asus’ earlier dual-slot designed playing cards, permitting for even cooler and quieter operation.
Could this be sufficient to push the AMD Radeon RX 580 to the very prime of our best graphics card checklist for 1440p gaming? Only time will inform, in fact, however on paper it definitely seems to be promising, particularly when every Arez AMD card will even have IP5X-rated dust-resistant followers for elevated reliability after they inevitably get clogged up with gunk after being caught in your case for six months.
The particular ‘wing-blade’ design of those followers additionally allegedly lets them run as much as 3x quieter than different non-wing-blade followers. Combined with Asus’ so-called 0db tech, which stops the fan fully when the GPU temperature is under a sure stage, you may even be capable to sport in full silence when you’re fortunate.
Speaking of slicing down noise, Asus has additionally confirmed that every Arez graphics card will function parts that come from the brilliantly named Super Alloy Power II model/no matter you wish to name it household of PC innards. These are mentioned to enhance effectivity, scale back element buzzing by 50% when underneath load and permit for thermal ranges which are 50% cooler than different designs that concentrate on high quality and reliability, in line with Asus.
Meanwhile, the ‘robust software ecosystem’ a part of the Arez model comes within the type of Asus’ newly-redesigned GPU Tweak II program, and the newest help for AMD’s personal Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers, together with Radeon Chill, Radeon Wattman and Radeon ReLive.
If all that sounds simply too thrilling to disregard, then you definately’ll be happy to listen to that each one Arez-branded AMD playing cards, starting from the flagship Radeon RX Vega 64 proper all the way down to the entry-level Radeon RX 550, might be out there ranging from May 2018 (subsequent month). Hooray for extra manufacturers!